Howlin' end to the week in BrissyTristan Meyers, Saturday January 16, 2016 - 10:58 EDT
A gusty southerly swept through the Brisbane area yesterday afternoon, sending gales to coastal localities.
This was the strongest southerly change so far this summer, particularly for northern suburbs. Redcliffe recorded gusts as high as 85 km/h last night, their strongest wind gust since November 2014.
The exposed coast copped the strongest winds. Here, Cape Moreton saw a gust of 106 km/h, the strongest gust of wind recorded at this location since May last year. Wind gusts between 90-100 km/h were commonplace last night around Cape Moreton, but have since eased.
These winds have also sent a pulse of southerly swell up the coast, but it looks to be fairly average. The strong winds have caused some bumpy sets, although waves should be cleaner around the heads.
Southerly winds will ease throughout today, and into Sunday as a high pressure ridge begins to develop over the region.
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